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Ostensibly, Corsair's Carbide line of enclosures are their budget cases; the Obsidian and Graphite lines both start where the beefy Carbide R leaves off. Corsair's least expensive entry is the one we have on hand today, the Carbide R. Yet like a certain fruit-flavored company we know, they seem unwilling to part with many of the amenities that make their cases such a joy to assemble and work with, and the result is a Carbide that's caught between two worlds. While that's not in the "true budget" arena we've seen companies like Bitfenix and Antec stake out, it's definitely more affordable than most and may hit a sweet spot for users who don't want to spend too much on a case but want something of slightly higher quality.
For the most part you can see it just by looking at the case, too. While we've gone down to the raw fundamentals of SECC steel and black plastic, there are still a lot of smart details, and at this juncture it's still uncommon to see USB 3. There are really only two places where you can tell Corsair trimmed some of the fat, at least from the spec sheet.
Corsair's cases typically have dual drive cages, but with only four internal drive sleds, they open up space for an intake fan as well as extra long video cards.
They've also removed one of the expansion slots; normally there's an eighth one a convenience I appreciate , but going down to seven isn't a total loss since we're still within spec for a standard ATX motherboard. What you should appreciate is the copious amount of clearance for all of the components, including the heatsink. After having a couple of close calls with our Cooler Master Hyper Evo, I was pleased to see that it fit in the R with no complaints.
The top of the R is designed to handle a mm radiator like, say, a Corsair H as well. Introducing the Corsair Carbide R Ostensibly, Corsair's Carbide line of enclosures are their budget cases; the Obsidian and Graphite lines both start where the beefy Carbide R leaves off.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Those grill holes in the side for some extra fans don't do it justice. That being said, the ease of putting a computer together inside it does give it some merit.
Corsair Carbide 300R Case Review: Corsair For the Masses
I've routinely mentioned Corsair makes the easiest cases to assemble on the planet, and the R has somehow made that even easier. This assembly was one of the smoothest I've done by a long shot, although there is still at least a little bit of room for improvement. First, the motherboard tray is practically a godsend. Corsair doesn't include any motherboard standoffs with the R because the tray itself has a single brass stud in the center for lining up the board and then extrusions with mounts built into them.
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